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Book and Release

Process if Minor is Arrested and Taken to Placer

  • A crime is reported to law enforcement.
  • Law enforcement will conduct an investigation.
  • The minor is physically detained/searched.
  • Minor is detained at the Placer County Juvenile Detention Facility.
  • The minor can be released to a parent/guardian on a
  • Promise to Appear for a future court hearing or
  • be detained in custody pending a Detention Hearing.
  • Detention Requirements at Booking

    • The Intake Office will make a decision to detain or release based on the following:
      • Minor is beyond the parents control.
      • Minor does not have the necessities of life or the home is unfit.
      • Minor is likely to flee the Courts jurisdiction.
      • Minor has violated an order of the Court. For the protection of the minor or person and/or property of another.
      • Minor has a warrant.

    Considerations by Probation at Booking

    • Seriousness of the crime
    • Past criminal arrest record
    • Active Juvenile Probation
    • Wants/Warrants from other states or counties

    Parents Responsibilities at Release

    • Parents/legal guardians must have government issued photo identification to pick up a minor when released.
    • If the minor is released with a Promise to Appear, parents/legal guardians will be notified of the court date and time.

    Juvenile Detention Facility Booking Process

    • All minor’s are:
      • Medically screened
      • Searched for contraband
      • Given an opportunity to call a parent/guardian, employer, and attorney
      • Fingerprinted
      • Issued clothing, bedding and hygiene products

    Juvenile Detention Facility

    The Juvenile Detention Facility provides a safe and secure detention for minors.
    • Juveniles in custody are:
      • Pending court
      • Serving a commitment
      • Awaiting placement
      • Are a danger to themselves, their family, or the community